Season Seven: Everything You Need to Know
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|No. of Episodes:||22|
|First Aired:||October 6, 2017 - May 18, 2018|
|Previous Season:||Season Six|
On February 6, 2018, it was announced that Season Seven would be the final season of the series.
The following will be addressed/featured:
- A new love interest for Roni.
- More references to literature, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
- Why Snow and David are absent.
- More information about Emma's absence.
- Different Authors and different books with their own mythologies.
- If Mr. Gold/Weaver will be reunited with Belle after death, and the identity of his Guardian.
- A backstory for Alice.
- More about the "other places" she visited.
- More about the Troll of the Aurora Bridge.
- More about the Coven of the Eight:
- If Drizella/Ivy Belfrey can be redeemed and her quest for revenge.
- Another threat complicating the situation for the heroes and the Coven in Hyperion Heights.
- What is Zelena's happy ending and what she will do about her wedding and her fiancé.
- How Robin and Alice met and fell in love, and how their cursed selves will be reunited.
- If Anastasia is really the Guardian or not.
- The return of "familiar faces" in the second half of the season.
- The death of a "familiar face".
(Bold characters have been further confirmed by news articles/photos)
Returning Cast Members
- Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills/Roni/Evil Queen (Wish Realm)
- Colin O'Donoghue as Hook/Hook (Wish Realm)/Rogers
- Andrew J. West as Henry Mills
- Alison Fernandez as Lucy
- Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold/Weaver
Special Guest Starring
- Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills
- Emilie de Ravin as Belle French
- Giles Matthey as Gideon
- Anton Starkman as Young Gideon
- Christopher Gauthier as Smee (Wish Realm)
- Rebecca Mader as Zelena/Kelly
- Sara Tomko as Tiger Lily
New Cast Members
- Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda ("Hyperion Heights")
- Gabrielle Anwar as Rapunzel Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey ("Hyperion Heights")
- Mekia Cox as Tiana/Sabine ("Hyperion Heights")
- Adelaide Kane as Drizella/Ivy Belfrey ("Hyperion Heights")
- Rose Reynolds as Alice/Tilly ("Hyperion Heights")
- Emma Booth as Gothel/Eloise Gardener ("The Garden of Forking Paths")
- Daniel Francis as Dr. Facilier/Samdi ("Greenbacks")
- Robin Givens as Eudora ("Greenbacks")
- Kevin Ryan as Robert ("Greenbacks")
- Meegan Warner as Rapunzel ("Eloise Gardener")
- Nathan Parsons as Jack/Nick Branson ("Pretty in Blue")
- Matty Finochio as Marcus Tremaine ("One Little Tear")
- Cindy Luna as Cecelia ("One Little Tear")
- Yael Yurman as Anastasia ("One Little Tear")
- Tiera Skovbye as Robin/Kelly's Daughter ("The Eighth Witch")
- Jeff Pierre as Naveen ("A Taste of the Heights")
- Chad Rook as Captain Ahab ("Knightfall")
- Kip Pardue as Chad ("Chosen")
|Season Seven Episodes|
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"Hyperion Heights"||Ralph Hemecker||Edward Kitsis &|
|October 6, 2017||3.26|
|Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own story. Years later in another realm, he encounters a troubled Cinderella, changing the trajectory of his quest forever. When Cinderella's evil step-mother, Lady Tremaine, poses a threat, Henry discovers that following his heart will require him to make more difficult choices than he ever could have imagined. Years later, a young Lucy finds a disillusioned Henry at his home in Seattle, determined to make him remember his true self in order to defeat the curse afflicting the fairytale characters of "Hyperion Heights."|
|2||"A Pirate's Life"||Tara Nicole Weyr||Jane Espenson &|
|October 13, 2017||2.74|
|When Henry finds himself in trouble, he calls upon his Storybrooke family for help, and together they set off on a mission to find Cinderella. Along the way, Hook is confronted by an unexpected foe who threatens the group’s success. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda searches for a way to see Lucy with some unwelcome assistance from Henry, while Victoria Belfrey enlists the help of Gold and Weaver to push Henry out of the neighborhood.|
|3||"The Garden of|
|Ron Underwood||David H. Goodman &|
|October 20, 2017||2.49|
|When Cinderella finds herself staring danger in the eye, she receives help from an unlikely source. Her rescue leads to an alliance that could aid in the defeat of Lady Tremaine's rule and reveals a dark secret from Cinderella's past. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda goes to extreme measures to stop Victoria Belfrey from destroying Lucy's beloved community garden, while Lucy tries to convince Henry that Victoria is after more than just a plot of land. Meanwhile, Victoria makes a discovery that could alter everyone's fate.|
|4||"Beauty"||Mick Garris||Dana Horgan &|
|October 27, 2017||2.44|
|It's Halloween in Hyperion Heights and Victoria forces Ivy to take Lucy trick-or-treating. Meanwhile, Tilly appears to be waking up from the curse and is intent on leading Weaver to the truth – but not if Victoria can help it. In a flashback, Rumple and Belle seek the answer to a prophecy that could cement their happy ending.|
|5||"Greenbacks"||Geofrey Hildrew||Christopher Hollier &|
|November 3, 2017||2.29|
|Tiana seeks help from a traveling soothsayer, the iconic Dr. Facilier, in an attempt to save her kingdom. But when it's revealed that he has an ulterior motive she's forced to take matters into her own hands. In Hyperion Heights, Sabine and Jacinda take on a risky business venture, but the strength of their friendship is tested when Victoria interferes with their plans. Meanwhile, Ivy recruits Henry to investigate Victoria, and Roni makes a discovery that could change her relationship with Henry forever. Rogers uncovers a crucial clue in his search for Eloise Gardener.|
|6||"Wake Up Call"||Sharat Raju||Jerome Schwartz &|
|November 10, 2017||2.37|
|Feeling like a third wheel as Henry and Cinderella's relationship strengthens, Regina is surprised to find herself needed by Drizella, who is searching for magic. But when a brutal truth is revealed, it could lead Drizella down a dangerous path. In Hyperion Heights, Roni seeks Weaver's help in finding answers, and Tilly offers Rogers some intriguing advice concerning Eloise Gardener.|
|7||"Eloise Gardener"||Alex Kalymnios||David H. Goodman &|
|November 17, 2017||2.27|
|In pursuit of revenge, Hook seeks a dark and powerful magic, but an encounter with Rapunzel could alter his fate forever. Meanwhile, in Hyperion Heights, Ivy's plot to take down Victoria intensifies and has unexpected consequences for Jacinda and Lucy. Rogers enlists Henry and Tilly's help in his ongoing quest to find the missing Eloise Gardener, but what he discovers isn't what meets the eye.|
|8||"Pretty in Blue"||Ralph Hemecker||Dana Horgan &|
|November 17, 2017||2.27|
|In an attempt to prevent a distressed Alice from running away, Henry and Ella follow her into Wonderland. Once there, Henry realizes that Ella has a surprising connection to this strange world. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda reconnects with an old friend in a last ditch effort to regain custody of Lucy, but her decision to enlist outside help could put a strain on her burgeoning relationship with Henry.|
|9||"One Little Tear"||Steve Pearlman||Christopher Hollier &|
|December 8, 2017||2.45|
|Victoria strikes a deal with Weaver in an attempt to free herself from jail and wake Anastasia, but the cost of saving one life could mean the loss of another. In a flashback, we learn Lady Tremaine's surprising connection to another classic fairytale when Mother Gothel offers to help her family. Meanwhile, Jacinda and Nick share an exchange that could alter her future with Henry.|
|10||"The Eighth Witch"||Ralph Hemecker||Jane Espenson &|
|December 15, 2017||2.29|
|When Drizella threatens the realm with a dark curse, Henry and Ella take extreme actions to protect Lucy and the others; and Regina is forced into making an unimaginable choice. In Hyperion Heights, Roni recruits Henry to travel to San Francisco to search for her sister, but when he learns Lucy has fallen unconscious, Henry rushes to be by her side. Meanwhile, Gothel earns the trust of Anastasia and the consequences of their budding relationship could prove to be fatal.|
|11||"Secret Garden"||Mick Garris||Edward Kitsis &|
|March 2, 2018||TBD|
|Eager to harness her burgeoning magical skills, Robin engages in a risky relationship with Mother Gothel. Meanwhile in Hyperion Heights, Roni and Kelly strike a deal with Eloise, desperate to save Lucy from her mysterious illness. But nothing comes without a price. As things finally come to a head between Victoria and Ivy, someone may have to pay with their life.|
|12||"A Taste of the Heights"||Nina Lopez-Corrado||David H. Goodman &|
|March 9, 2018||TBD|
|13||"Knightfall"||Steve Miner||Jerome Schwartz &|
Miguel Ian Raya
|March 16, 2018||TBD|
|14||"The Girl in the Tower"||Antonio Negret||Dana Horgan &|
|March 23, 2018||TBD|
|15||"Sisterhood"||Ellen S. Pressman||Christopher Hollier &|
|March 30, 2018||TBD|
|16||"Breadcrumbs"||Ron Underwood||Jane Espenson &|
|April 6, 2018||TBD|
|17||"Chosen"||Lana Parrilla||Paul Karp &|
|April 13, 2018||TBD|
|18||"The Guardian"||Geofrey Hildrew||David H. Goodman &|
|April 20, 2018||TBD|
|19||"Flower Child"||Tessa Blake||Edward Kitsis &|
|April 27, 2018||TBD|
|20||"Is This Henry Mills?"||Ron Underwood||Dana Horgan & Leah Fong||May 4, 2018||TBD|
|21||TBA||TBA||TBA||May 11, 2018||TBD|
|22||TBA||TBA||TBA||May 18, 2018||TBD|
- United States: October 6, 2017 - TBA
- Brazil: January 16, 2018 - TBA
- Italy: October 18, 2017 - TBA
- Unlike the past six seasons, Season Seven airs on Fridays at 8:00 PM, rather than Sundays at 8:00 PM.
- The writing team considers this season to be a "requel" because it is "part reboot, part sequel".
- The song featured on the San Diego Comic-Con trailer is Boy Epic's "Scars". It is also used for promo videos of the season.